netgear is firewalled ,and the encription on your wireless laptop should be ok .I only use free avg on my wireless laptop ,and have norton on my main computer .had no problems yet .some times I dissengage norton (the globe in task bar )to go on the web .. I also have switched off the windows fire wall,
the simple way is to open internet explorer and in the address bar type http//192.168.0.1 ( of course have your disk in cdrom )when prompted enter ...admin ......then the word ...password follow the simple instuctions away you go dead easy ..good luck
The Netgear did not come with a manual, just a little slip of paper that informed me of the basics for connecting the router. A CD was included; it took me through the process of connection, and there are titles about security/firewall, but it explains nothing!! Is there someone out there who has actual used/installed Netgear router?